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Yuma Territorial Prison (access required)

Yuma Territorial Prison yardOne of the storied institutions of the West is the Yuma Territorial Prison, seen here in a photograph thought to be taken during the latter days of the 19th century. Built by inmate labor, the prison opened for business July 1, 1876. During its 33 years of operation, 3,069 prisoners, including 29 women, ...

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